This is an analysis of the poem The Old Gate Made Of Pickets that begins with:

There was moonlight in the garden and the chirr and chirp of crickets;
There was scent of pink and peony and deep syringa thickets,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabba X ccddc X cXccc X eecce X aaffa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,1,5,1,5,1,5,1,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111001010111010 1110111001110010 110011101010110010 11101110 00111010 1 10111110101110110 00111110101010010 0011101010101010 00101010 10111010 1 1111111110111010 00111010101010100 1111101010111010 10101010 11111010 1 0111111011111010 1010101010101010 0010101010111110 10011010 10111110 1 10101010101001010 1011101010111010 1010111010111010 10101110 10111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 153
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, there are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word there is repeated.

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